MIRI: Property owners here can rest assure there will be no hike in assessment next year.
The decision was endorsed by Miri City Council (MCC) during its full-board meeting.
The assessment due date for 2017 has just ended with a hefty amount still owed to the council.
Confirming MCC’s decision, mayor Adam Yii said the proposed 2018 budget by the council had been finalised and approved.
“This budget will cover the maintenance of public utilities across Miri,” he said.
Miri currently has about 60,000 residential and commercial premises that pay assessments.
In view of the recent incident involving Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon at a council meeting, city councillor Keith Chin proposed that the public must obtain the mayor’s permission before participating in the full-council meeting.
He said this was to prevent incidents which could cause disruption during the meeting.
MCC called off its full-council meeting on Monday because Dr Ting and his personal assistant did not adhere to the dress code.
Chin said the council was now monitoring the contractors hired for grass-cutting and public maintenance services more strictly.
Prompt actions have been taken against irresponsible contractors, including by revoking their contracts.